Lionel Messi Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Affairs, Biography & More

Lionel Messi


Full NameLionel Andrés Messi
Nickname(s)Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona
ProfessionArgentine Professional Footballer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutInternational- On 17 August 2005, for Argentina against Hungary
Club- On 16 October 2004, for FC Barcelona against Espanyol
Jersey Number#10 (FC Barcelona)
#10 (Argentina)
Coach/MentorSalvador Aparicio, Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola
AgentGuillermo Marin
Records (main ones)• Youngest two-time and three-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner (23 and 24 years old).
• Most UEFA Best Player in Europe awards (2009, 2011, 2015).
• Most La Liga Best Player awards, six times (2009-2013, 2015).
• Top goalscorer for country and club in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012).
• Top goalscorer in La Liga (312 goals).
• Top goalscorer in the FIFA Club World Cup (shared with Luis Suárez and César Delgado).
• Most hat-tricks scored in a La Liga season (8 in 2011-2012, shared with Cristiano Ronaldo).
• Only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga (19 matches, 30 goals in 2012–13).
• Only player to have won FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball more than one.
• In 2013, became the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga.
• Only top-scorer in five UEFA Champions League seasons (2008–09 to 2011–12, 2014–15).
• Record of most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League, five times.
• Youngest player to make 100 appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 28 years, 84 days in 2015).
• All time top-goalscorer of Argentina.
Awards, Honours, Achievements • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
• FIFA Ballon d'Or/Ballon d'Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
• European Golden Shoe: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
• FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
• UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015
• La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
• FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011
• FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2011
• UEFA Goal of the Season: 2006–07, 2014–15, 2015–16

Note: He has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
Career Turning PointIn 2007, he scored a hat-trick vs Real Madrid and ended the match with a draw while playing for Barcelona.
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 June 1987
Age (as in 2018)31 Years
BirthplaceRosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
Signature Lionel Messi Signature
HometownRosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
SchoolDid Not Attend
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Educational QualificationNone
ReligionRoman Catholic
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressMessi lives in a small area called Bellamar, a prestigious and expensive suburb of Castelldefels, Barcelona
Lionel Messi At His House With Family
HobbiesPlaying Video Games, Listening to Music
Tattoo(s)Lionel Messi Tattoos
Controversies• In 2013, he was investigated for his suspected tax evasion.
• In 2016, his name appeared in the Panama Papers Data Leak.
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAntonella Roccuzzo, Model, Argentinian Model and Dietician (2007-2017)
Marriage DateJune 30, 2017
Wife/SpouseAntonella Roccuzzo, Model, Argentinian Model and Dietician
Lionel Messi With His Wife
ChildrenDaughter- None
Sons- Thiago Messi (Born; 2 November 2012),
Lionel Messi With His Son Thiago Messi
Mateo (Born; 2015), Ciro (Born; 2018)
Lionel Messi With His Wife And Children
ParentsFather- Jorge Horácio Messi
Mother- Celia María Cuccittini
Lionel Messi With His Parents
SiblingsBrothers- Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi
Lionel Messi With His Brothers
Sister- Maria Sol Messi
Lionel Messi With His Sister
Favourite Things
Favourite FootballerPablo Aimar
Favourite Food(s)Salad, Escalope Milanese
Favourite BookEl Martin Fierro by Jorge Luis Borges
Favourite ColourRed
Favourite FilmBaby's Day Out
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionFerrari 335 S Scaglietti Spider, Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi R8 GT, Mini Cooper S Cabriolet, Dodge Charger SRT8, Range Rover Velar, Toyota Prius
Lionel Messi Cars
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$80 million (as in 2018)
Net Worth (approx.)$835 million (his buyout clause with FC Barcelona that commits him to Camp Nou through the 2020-21 season)

Lionel Messi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lionel Messi

  • Does Lionel Messi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Lionel Messi drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He had developed a passion for sports at an early age and joined a local club Grandoli at the age of 4, where he was coached by his father. Lionel Messi Childhood Photo
  • Messi was greatly affected by his grandmother’s death; as it was she who accompanied him to training and matches in his childhood. To give her a tribute, Messi celebrates his goals by looking up and pointing to the sky. Lionel Messi Celebrating After Goal
  • Messi shares his birthplace with Che Guevara. Messi Shares His Birthplace With Che Guevara
  • He was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency when he was 10 years old. Lionel Messi
  • On 16 November 2003, he made his first-team debut at the age of 16 years, 4 months and 23 days, when he came in the 75th minute during a friendly against José Mourinho’s Porto. Lionel Messi First Team Debut
  • After seeing Messi playing at the age of 16, Ronaldinho told his teammates that Messi would become an even better player than himself. Lionel Messi With Ronaldinho
  • Messi holds passports for both Spain and Argentina and even after spending much time in Spain, he turned down the offer to play with the Spanish national team. Lionel Messi
  • Carles Rexach (Barcelona Coach) was so impressed with Messi that he wanted to sign him up without wasting any time, so, he signed a contract with Messi on a Napkin Paper; as at that time, only that was what Messi had. Lionel Messi With Carles Rexach
  • In 2005, he made his first international debut against Hungary and that too only for 47 seconds; as he was shown a Red Card.

  • Spanish Media calls him La Pulga (“The Atomic Flea”) because he has a lower centre of gravity because of his short stature, which gives him greater agility, allowing him to change directions more quickly. 
  • He is the only player who runs faster with the ball than he does without it. Image result for lionel messi with football gif
  • He is predominantly a left-footed player.
  • Messi is considered to be the best dribbler in the world. Image result for lionel messi dribble gif
  • He does not sing the National Anthem of Argentina.
  • In 2015-16, Forbes magazine listed him world’s second highest-paid athlete (after Cristiano Ronaldo).
  • In March 2013, a solid gold replica of his left foot weighing 55 lb, went on sale in Japan to raise funds for 2011 tsunami and earthquake victims. Lionel Messi Golden Foot Replica on Sale in Japan For Tsunami Victims
  • Filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia made a documentary “Messi” about his life, which was premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August 2014.

  • Throughout his career, he has been involved with charitable activities and was also appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in March 2010. Lionel Messi UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  • He also founded his own charitable organization “Leo Messi Foundation” which supports education, health, and sports for children. Lionel Messi And Leo Messi Foundation
  • On 26 June 2016, after Messi missed a penalty in the final shootout in the Copa America Final and Argentina lost to Chile, he announced his retirement from international football.

  • Later, he reversed his decision of retirement and led his country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • His longtime girlfriend-turned-wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, is the cousin of his best friend since childhood, Lucas Scaglia, who is also a footballer.
  • In 2018, Forbes listed him world’s highest paid athlete (with $84 million salary/winnings) after Floyd Mayweather.